City Snow Removal Policy
Chaper 7 of the Henderson City Code shall hereby been amended where appropriate as follows:
Subd. 1. Definition. For the purposes of this Section, the term "Snow Emergency" means a condition created on City streets because of the presence of snow, freezing rain, sleet or ice thereon, or other natural phenomenon which create or are likely to create hazardous road conditions or impede or are likely to impede the free movement of fire, health, police, emergency or other vehicular traffic, when the same has been duly declared.
Subd. 2. Declaration of Emergency. Whenever there is an accumulation of one inch or more of snowfall, an emergency shall be deemed to exist.
Subd. 3. Unlawful Act. During an emergency it is unlawful to park or leave standing any vehicle in any public city owned parking lot between 10:00 P.M. and until it has been fully cleared, or on any street between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. or until such time it has been fully cleared (curb to curb), with the exception of the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street.
Within the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street, between the hours of Midnight and 6am, or until such time that it has been completely (curb to curb) cleared.
Subd. 4. Exceptions. This Section shall not apply to (1) persons in charge of wreckers or authorized emergency vehicles while actually servicing mechanical, fire, police or medical emergencies, or (2) any street when it has been fully and completely (curb to curb) cleared, sanded, salted, or cleaned.
IMPOUNDING AND REMOVING VEHICLES.
When any police officer finds a vehicle standing upon a street or City owned parking lot in Violation of any parking regulation, such officer is hereby authorized to require the driver or other person in charge of such vehicle to remove the same to a position in compliance with this Chapter. When any police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon any street or City owned parking lot in violation of any parking regulation, such officer is hereby authorized to impound such unlawfully parked vehicle and to provide for the removal thereof and to remove the same to a convenient garage or other facility or place of safety; provided, that if any charge shall be placed against such vehicle for cost of removal or storage, or both, by anyone called upon to assist there with the same shall be paid prior to removal from such place of storage or safekeeping.
Adopted this 21st day of December 2016.